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"Announcing Shahadah was a life changer. But if it wasn't for the weekly mentorship I received from New Muslim Academy, I wouldn't be the well developed Muslim I am today. "

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You'll have direct access to resource videos, live classes, and more importantly a supportive community of new Muslims, specialized teachers, and qualified mentors. They've all got your back at this critical stage of your life.



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"They were a constant source of strength for me to lean on in the critical time I needed to learn my Deen. The curriculum is very well structured and easy to follow. If I had questions, they would be answered very clearly. I felt very comfortable."

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"I was scared to tell my family about my Shahadah, so talking to the support group of new Muslims was very helpful. Knowing that there are others who went through the same thing calmed my fears. I am very grateful to the New Muslim Academy. "

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  • Shaykh
    Yousuf Idris

  • Shaykh
    Sajid Umar

  • Shaykh
    Ahmad AlKurdy

  • Shaykh
    Yassir Fazaga

  • Sister
    Amal Loring

  • Shaykh
    Waleed Basyouni

  • Shaykh
    Yusuf Estes

  • Dr. Abu Ameenah
    Bilal Philips

  • Shaykh
    Assim Al Hakeem

  • Dr.Muhammad Salah

  • Dr.
    Ali Shehata

  • Sister
    IIaff Tamli

  • Shaykh
    Jamal Zarabozo

  • Shaykh
    Hussain Yee

  • Shaykh Abu
    Salman Eberle




  • Shaykh Yousuf Idris


    Director of NMA



    Shaykh Yousuf Idris is a graduate of Imam Muhammad University in Riyadh, KSA from the faculty of Usul al Deen with a specialization in Hadith and its sciences. He moved to the US with his father (the well-respected Shaykh Jaafar Sheikh Idris) and worked in the field of Dawah for 9 years. He is currently the Supervisor of the College of Islamic Studies for Non-Arabic Speakers at Knowledge International University. He is affiliated with Huda TV, Saudi TV Channel 2 and Deya Productions, a company that produces Islamic TV programs in over 10 languages.


  • Shaykh Ahmad AlKurdy


    Course instructor of Introduction to Islam and Faith & Belief courses


    Shaykh Ahmad AlKurdy is a graduate from the Faculty of Law at the Islamic University of Madinah. He has dedicated his life to the study of Islamic sciences as well as the Arabic language and received his formal training in these subjects in Syria, Saudi Arabia and the United States of America. With ancestry hailing from the east and having been raised in Southern California, he brings a unique understanding and perspective to the mission of the New Muslim Academy, of which he has been a member since its inception.


  • Shaykh Sajid Umar


    Course instructor of Worship Course & conducts general live sessions. One-on-One consultant at NMA.
    Strategic Relationship Manager


    Shaykh Sajid Umar was born in Leicester, UK and grew up in Zimbabwe where he currently resides. He obtained a University Diploma in Arabic language and Islamic Sciences from Imaam Muhammed Ibn Saud Islamic University. He continued his studies at al-Imam University, graduating with a BA degree in Shariah and an MA in Judiciary (Qadha). He teaches many Islamic and development programs for youth and adults worldwide via various outlets (Masajid, conferences, Radio, TV and online mediums).


  • Shaykh Yassir Fazaga


    Course instructor of Introduction to Islam course & general live sessions


    Shaykh Yassir Fazaga holds a BA in Islamic Studies from Imam Saud University, another degree from the Institute of Islamic and Arabic Sciences in Virginia, and an MA in Psychotherapy from the California State University of Long Beach. He currently teaches for the American Open University, and is pursuing his MA in Theology at Loyola Marymount University.He is involved as a therapist at FACES, where he helps families with different challenges in life, and he serves as the Imam (Religious Leader) of the Orange County Islamic Foundation (OCIF) in Mission Viejo, California.


  • Shaykh Jamal Zarabozo


    Course instructor of Introduction to Islam course, Faith & Belief courses& general live sessions


    Shaykh Jamal Zarabozo originally comes from a Spanish Catholic family that was "non-practicing" Catholics. After studying Christianity in depth, and not being satisfied with its core beliefs, he started studying Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam. Islam's unique take on Tawheed (monotheism) was the main reason that led him to embrace Islam at the age of 16. Today, he is an internationally known writer and speaker who achieved a profound command of the original sciences of the religion and has lectured in North America, Europe, Australia and the Middle East.


  • Shaykh Waleed Basyouni


    Course instructor of Faith & Belief courses & general live sessions


    Shaykh Waleed Basyouni graduated with a BA in Islamic Sciences from Al-Imam Muhammad University, KSA, did his MA in Islamic Theology, World Religions and Modern Religious Sects from Al-Imam Muhammad University, and acquired a Doctorate in Theology. He studied under great scholars such as Shaykh Ibn Baz, Abdul-RazzaqAfify and others. He has made appearances in various media outlets and is an active member innumerous organizations including NAIF, AMJA, AlMaghrib Institute and the Texas Dawah Convention.


  • Shaykh Yusuf Estes


    Course instructor of Faith & Belief courses & general live sessions


    Shaykh Yusuf Estes, founder and operator of GUIDE US TV, was born and raised in a very strong Texan Christian home. In 1991 he tried to convert a Muslim from Egypt to Christianity, but instead was convinced by the man that Islam was the truth!. Since then, he has helped thousands of new Muslims and has worked diligently to clarify misconceptions about Islam.Shaykh Yusuf served as Delegate to United Nations Peace Summit for Religious Leaders, U.S. Federal chaplain from 1994 until 2000.His live shows are broadcasted on TV channels around the world and he is very actively involved in Dawah.


  • Dr. Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips


    Course instructor of Worship, Faith & Belief and Quran Recitation courses


    Dr. Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips is a Jamaican-Canadian Islamic Scholar who converted to Islam in the early seventies. Shortly after his reversion to Islam, he earned a BA in Islamic studies in Madinah, an MA in Islamic Theology in Riyadh, and thencompleted a PhD in Islamic Theology at the University of Wales, UK. Dr Bilal Philips has written, translated and commented on over 50 published books on various Islamic topics and has appeared many times in various international media. In 2010 he launched an accredited tuition-free BA in Islamic Studies degree course at the Islamic Online University (www.islamiconlineuniversity.com ).


  • Shaykh Assim Al Hakeem


    Course instructor of Worship courses & general live sessions


    Shaykh Assim al Hakeem has a High Diploma in Islamic studies from Umm Al Qura University in Makkah, and a BA in Linguistics from King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah. He is a well-known lecturer, delivering speeches in KSA, UK, and India. He is involved in hosting a number of English Islamic programs on TV and radio channels such as Al Huda, Peace TV, Iqra (in Arabic) and the Saudi 2 channel. He also works on programs such as Questions and Answers (ASK HUDA), lessons in Fiqh, Youth Talk, and Mercy to the Worlds.


  • Dr. Muhammad Salah


    Course instructor of Worship courses & general live sessions


    Dr. Muhammad Salah is a lecturer at Al-Azhar University, Islamic University of North America and London College online. He obtained his BA in Shari'ah and Islamic Law from the University of Al-Azhar in Egypt and holds BA in pharmacology. He studied his MA in Islamic Studies from Cloverdale College, Theological Foundation - Indiana, USA. He also holds a PhD in Comparative Fiqh. Dr. Muhammad Salah is now working as a host and religious advisor to Huda Satellite TV, one of the world's foremost leading Islamic Channels broadcasting exclusively in English since 2005.


  • Dr. Ali Shehata


    One-on-One Consultant with NMA & conducts general live sessions


    Dr. Ali Shehata is the author of "Demystifying Islam" and "The Trade which will never Fail," as well as numerous articles. He is an emergency family physician by profession, providing counseling to families for over ten years. He was born in Maryland to parents who had immigrated to the US from Egypt. He has studied Islam in the US under various well-known scholars.Students love his unique and well prepared presentations using traditional and modern resources.His well-rounded personality and diverse experiences sets him apart as an instructor. His one-on-one counseling

    Dr. Ali's one-on-one consultation services will focus on helping you:

    - Deal with personal transition challenges after accepting Islam
    - Deal with feelings of low self-esteem and sadness that may come from negative family and societal reactions to your acceptance of Islam
    - Handle challenging circumstances in explaining your faith to others
    - Coach you to be the best Muslim you can be, especially if you live far from other Muslims or communities


  • Shaykh Hussain Yee


    Conducts general live sessions



    Shaykh Hussain Yee is a Malaysian national of Chinese descent. He was born into a Buddhist family and embraced Islam at the age of 18 in 1968. He graduated from the University of Madinah in Saudi Arabia majoring in Hadith in 1978. He also studied under one of the great scholars on Hadith of his time, Sheikh MuhammsadNasiruddin Al Albani. With his vast experience in Islamic Social Welfare and Dawah work, he founded Al KhadimOrganization, and now serves as its president. He gives regular lectures in the Asia Pacific region and conducts summer camps in the UK and Europe.


  • Sister Amal Loring


    One-on-One Consultant at NMA



    Amal Loring, a revert originally from the UK, is the founder of the UAE-based MindbodyDynamixs (MBD), a company committed to development of Individuals at every level. She thrives in her counseling and coaching career, using modalities including Stress Management, Hypnosis and Neuro Linguistic Psychology. Over the course of 12 years, she has coached hundreds of individuals, teams and groups. Her approach has always to engender a philosophy of success, the need to recognize and use the innate wisdom within.


  • Sister IIaffTamli


    One-on-One Consultant at NMA



    Iiaffis an experienced social worker who has worked with families in need in both her native Morocco and the US where she now lives. She is a student of some of the most well-known people of knowledge in the US and has achieved an excellent degree of proficiency in her studies. Her lectures at various conferences in the US have always been well received by other Muslim sisters due to her casual and friendly style in addition to her unique and engaging topics.

    Sister Iiaff'sone-on-one consultation services will focus on helping female students:

    - Cope with individual challenges in transitioning to an Islamic lifestyle
    - Face challenges in explaining their faith to others around them
    - Handle inter-family challenges so as to create the most stable, healthy and happy family environments


  • Shaykh Abu Salman Eberle


    Conducts general live sessions



    Shaykh Abu Salman Deyaud-DeenEberle is originally from the US. He graduated from the Islamic University of Madinah with a BA in Hadeeth and with an MA in Aqeedah. He consequently served as professor of Jamiah Abu Bakr in Karachi, Pakistan for six years.He also served as an Imam in Springfield, Missouri for some time. He is currently a doctoral candidate at the Islamic University of Madinah. He has taught at the American Open University and has worked on projects with the King Fahd Quran Printing Complex in Madina, and alsoIslamhouse.com, Islamreligion.com, and other Islamic websites.

Frequently Asked Questions




Are all NMA courses really "free "?

NMA courses are (and will always be) free. To honor your unique journey and facilitate learning and knowledge, NMA has decided to offer all services – courses, mentoring, general live sessions, etc. - completely free of charge. No matter where in the world you are, or what your budget is, it is our goal to make learning and knowledge accessible to you at all times!


How qualified and experienced are NMA instructors?

Every NMA instructor is highly educated and specialized in his/her particular field of study. They have the strong academic background and the in-depth practical experience that makes their teaching methods holistic and enjoyable for students. They also enjoy what they teach and it shows, because they are always around to answer students' questions. See the Bio Page for more details on all our instructors' backgrounds. (Click here)


Where are NMA courses located?

NMA courses are all taken online - there are no set times or places for NMA courses. Classes begin when you're ready, they follow a pace that works for your unique schedule, and you decide when class lets out. And because all classes are offered online, you can enroll from anywhere around the world.


What do I need in order to participate/enroll?

All you need to get started on your journey with NMA is a high-speed Internet connection and an email address. Once you're set up, you can dive into your course(s) at your own pace and you'll see that the resources and initiatives we provide are abundant - from downloadable PDF documents, to video lectures, student forums, competitions amongst students, etc. Each course offers a well-rounded learning experience for the new Muslim student.


I'm new to Arabic. Should I sign up for the Quran Recitation course?

Our Quran Recitation course is meant for those who have no prior knowledge of the Arabic language, and we encourage students of all levels to enroll. Students will learn the correct recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah along with some other short surahs (chapters). We provide live sessions for small groups of students so they have the opportunity to memorize these chapters by reciting them directly to the teacher. Instructors are available for extra help throughout the course and will be with you until you master these chapters.


I am overwhelmed with the amount of material NMA offers, where do I start?

We will take you on a learning process and guided curriculum that is based on your unique schedule and learning goals, and give you all the tools you need to absorb what you've learned. Since we don't want you to get overwhelmed at all the learning material, you can always contact us if you need further help regarding any course material or scheduling questions.


What happens if I can't complete my courses?

We understand that life circumstances sometimes leave you with less time to devote to learning than you initially anticipated. That's why you're welcome to re-take any courses you haven't completed in the following course cycle. And since courses are only a month long, the next enrollment period is always just around the corner. You are also able to re-take courses as often as you'd like to refresh your knowledge and revisit concepts that you may have forgotten.


Can I connect and chat with others like myself through NMA?

NMA has students from around the world and we connect them all through our Student Forums. It's an online meeting place where students can ask questions, discuss course content, share insights, and offer each other support. Interacting with your instructors is also a great part of the Student Forums, as they help guide you and your peers through your discussions.


What type of teacher/consultant-student interaction does NMA offer?

NMA deeply cares about converts and values their experience as new Muslims. Therefore, we want to ensure that you're getting the most from your courses. Whether you have questions about coursework or are seeking to understand concepts better, the instructors are ready to address your questions during Live Sessions or in Student Forums (where you'll receive the support and insights of your instructor, consultants as well as your peers). You may also contact your instructors directly through email.


Can NMA help me if I'm facing issues related to my conversion?

Many new Muslims face issues related to their conversion, internal and external. That's why NMA offers in-depth one-on-one consulting services with our highly trained staff in order to tackle and help problem-solve any issues you may need support with. As a valued member of the NMA community you'll always find yourself surrounded by caring and supportive staff members, instructors, scholars, and peers. All you need to do is connect to at least one of us to get the valuable support you may need.


Who should I contact regarding technical issues and general questions?

Please reach out to our Help Desk at HelpDesk@NewMuslimAcademy.org or (917) 775-6299 (9am-5pm EST) with your general questions, technical issues, or concerns about your account information (such as password, login info, profile changes, etc.). You may also contact us to get connected to are consultants if you want one-on- one help with any iseues, and we'll be glad to offer assistance.


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